Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Winding down. . .

Here are a couple of things that I created for the end of the year.  We are down to the last 13 days, and it's flying by!!! I am so proud of my students this year, and we're taking the last few weeks to review and wind down.  

I am meeting with each of my kiddos this week for independent reading conferences to brag about their progress over the course of the year, discuss their current reading levels, and set goals for the summer.  During the last week of school we'll have a talk about becoming part of the "Lifelong Readers Club."  I made a membership certificate, student goal page, and a membership card.  I'll laminate the certificates and membership cards.  The goal page will be sent home with their report card or end of the year assessment information.  

(So sorry about the glare on these...I started laminating some to test them out.  I cut out the border of the document then folded it in half so they'll be front and back.  I decided to use my home laminator because it has a stronger seal.)

Lifelong Reader Club Membership Card

Life in First Grade

Yesterday when I started the conferences, I took a break to check in with students during Daily 5, and I got this sweet sweet note from one of my cutie pies!  

I'm hoping that I'll be able to post more consistently and get back on track now that I have a bit more time on my hands.  Hope you're having a great week!


  1. Oh my heck! I love all of these printables! Thanks sooo much! It scares me a little each time it comes to the end of the year that some of my students won't even pick a book up! Maybe this can motivate them!!!!

  2. me too...that summer slide is no joke! That's why I think I would like to try a year round schedule!

  3. What a sweet note! That must have made your day! Great job on the printables. GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK!

  4. Love your printables and always love reading your posts! Thank you!!!


  5. Great printables! Thanks for sharing :) And what a sweet note!

  6. Thanks for the wonderful printables :) Just what I needed to motivate my firsties

  7. I LOVE your memory book. I've seen a lot of them and am collecting samples to put one together that I love in it's entirety...but yours just may already be it. :) Unfortunately, Scribd and my computer do not get along. Would you mind emailing it to me?? kristinmockler@gmail.com

    Thanks so much! Good to "see" you back! :)
    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

  8. So sweet!! I can see that I will have to get warming up my laminator as well! What a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. My kiddos will be starting that memory book tomorrow! I am very impressed that you are doing individual conferences at this point in the year.
    That "I wanted you in kindergarten" line is so sweet!

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  11. I love the reading club! What a great idea to have them set a summer goal! I'm definitely going to do this with my kids!

  12. Wow this is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to do this with my kiddos :)



  13. I love the Life Long Reading certificates. Thank you so much for sharing them!


    Luria Learning Blog

  14. This is awesome! I can't wait to have conferences with my kiddos and invite them to join the LRC! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Colleen Patton


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